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Mets closer on Yanks: 'Can't wait to face those chickens'

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08:19 AM ET 06.22 | So much for a civil Subway Series. At least somebody isn't afraid to talk trash about a cross-town rival. "I can't wait to face those chickens," Mets closer Frank Francisco told The Post when asked about playing the Yankees in this weekend's Subway Series at Citi Field. "I want to strike out the side against them. I've done it before." Before Francisco could elaborate on his "chickens" comment, after the Mets' 4-3 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday, he buttoned up. "I think I've said too much already," he said. There you have it -- a blast of bluster from the Mets as they attempt to regain some of the respect they lost two weeks ago when the Yankees swept them three games in The Bronx.

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June 22, 2012  08:28 AM ET

ooooooohhhhhhhh ... bullentin board material ...

does that work in baseball?

June 22, 2012  08:29 AM ET

He better put up this weekend. - or just shutup....

June 22, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

ooooooohhhhhhhh ... bullentin board material ... does that work in baseball?

Not at this level..... hey jc

June 22, 2012  08:31 AM ET

morning Lou ...

will this be the thread du' juor today?

June 22, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

morning Lou ... will this be the thread du' juor today?

Not with the sox fans and the media deflection thread.....

June 22, 2012  08:32 AM ET

It would be my guess too ... but you have to wonder how the Yankmee fans will react ... ha

June 22, 2012  08:46 AM ET

"I can't wait to face those chickens". THe motto of the 2011 Boston Red Sox pitching staff.

June 22, 2012  08:55 AM ET

another dope opens his mouth!!

June 22, 2012  08:56 AM ET

This is great... JUST GREAT! The worst player on the team talking trash about a team that just swept them. Way to go. Francisco has become Armando Benitez...without the talent.

June 22, 2012  09:06 AM ET

That's funny.

I wonder which 3 Yankee hitters he'll face. Or maybe he's thinking he gets to pick.

June 22, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

This is great... JUST GREAT! The worst player on the team talking trash about a team that just swept them. Way to go. Francisco has become Armando Benitez...without the talent.

Agree ...what is this guy doing......

June 22, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Meh.....

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June 22, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"I can't wait to face those chickens". THe motto of the 2011 Boston Red Sox pitching staff.

Old joke, but clever. I'll give it an 0.5+

June 22, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

ooooooohhhhhhhh ... bullentin board material ... does that work in baseball?

I don't know... But the New York and New England press sure know how to dig it up and fling it. And like a wreck on the side of the road, we all gawk at it.

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June 22, 2012  09:47 AM ET

At least the Yankees don't have to worry Francisco will punch them. He only hits women!

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June 22, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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He better put up this weekend. - or just shutup....

I think he should just shut up.

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